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Issue 24/2009, December 18 2009 (No. 299)

Remains of demolition

        
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REMAINS OF DEMOLITION


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When a house has been demolished or it has collapsed, you can often see remains of the building after the end of demolition work for a while.

  I photographed such remains and vestiges of demolished houses in Bremen.

There was once a quite dilapidated tenement building with arcades at this place by the road Buntentorsteinweg in Bremen.
There was once a quite dilapidated tenement building with arcades at this place by the road Buntentorsteinweg in Bremen.

  One can see remains of the building and vestiges of it on the walls of the adjoining houses after the demolition.

'Torn off' balconies of an adjoining house
'Torn off' balconies of an adjoining house

A cornice on the adjoining house comes to its own not until after the demolition.


Bare masonry of an adjoining house
Bare masonry of an adjoining house

The base of a column of the demolished tenement building
The base of a column of the demolished tenement building

The little house, which was in this plot of land in a suburb of Bremen, collapsed a few years ago.
The little house, which was in this plot of land in a suburb of Bremen, collapsed a few years ago.

  Bushes and other plants have been inhabiting the grounds.

The structur of the wall of the adjoining house shows a section of the collapsed house.
The structur of the wall of the adjoining house shows a section of the collapsed house.

  You can still see, for instance, the bathroom tiles and even the towel rail.

A plant is growing on the remains of an external wall.
A plant is growing on the remains of an external wall.

Big concrete elements have to be braced during the conversion of the Weser stadium in Bremen.
Big concrete elements have to be braced during the conversion of the Weser stadium in Bremen.

Trees at the Weser stadium and cable harnesses on concrete elements of the Weser stadium in Bremen
Trees at the Weser stadium and cable harnesses on concrete elements of the Weser stadium in Bremen


Demolition of an inhospitable block of flats

Please also read Charlie Dittmeier's report about the demolition of a house in Phnom Penh. The report is dated September 8 2005. The link leads to the latest entry of the diary. Please scroll down.

The international poster organisation Loesje has started a project to train young people from all over Europe and Asia in how to organise and coordinate information campaigns about the Millennium Development Goals.
  These goals are set by the United Nations to fight poverty and to improve living standards world wide.

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